Galleon Kilmarnock Ice Rink

Kilmarnock Ice Rink is based at the Galleon Centre, a multi-purpose sports venue in the centre of Kilmarnock. The facilities are too numerous to mention but include a swimming pool, gym, sauna and two bars.

The Galleon Kilmarnock Ice Rink is home to a number of ice hockey teams, including the Kilmarnock Thunder of the Scottish National League. It is just one of 41 ice rinks in the UK that are home to competitive ice hockey teams.

Information For Galleon Centre Kilmarnock

An information table for kilmarnock ice rink at galleon centre including address telephone number and email details
Kilmarnock Ice Rink

Kilmarnock Ice Rink Parking

Galleon Centre parking is free and can be found at the north end of the building. If this car park is full, then Fowlds Street and Titchfield Street car parks are close by. Both offer free parking for up to 2 hours.

Kilmarnock Thunder Ice Hockey Team

Kilmarnock Thunder is an ice hockey team playing in the SNL (Scottish National League). The team is based at Kilmarnock Ice Rink at the Galleon Centre.

The SNL is the second-highest league in Scotland behind the Elite Ice Hockey League. The league has eight competing teams (see below).

Scottish National League Teams

Aberdeen LynxKilmarnock Thunder
Dundee CometsKirkcaldy Kestrels
Dundee TigersNorth Ayrshire Wild
Edinburgh CapitalsPaisley Pirates

The teams charge for entry to games, generally £5-£10 for a non-concessionary adult and reduced rates for children and OAPs.

SNL teams compete for the regular season title, the playoff title, and the Scottish Cup. The regular season runs from September to late March, and the season concludes in early April with a playoff weekend for the semi-final and final games.

How Cold Is Kilmarnock Ice Rink?

If you haven’t been to a hockey game before, you need to know that ice rinks are cold places (not a surprise!). And the closer you are to the ice, the colder you will be.

Also, hockey rinks in the UK aren’t heated, so temperatures in the arena drop in line with outside temperatures. We would rank the temperature of the Kilmarnock Ice Rink as colder than average for the UK.

An infographic indicates that the temperature for spectators is very cold for the uk at kilmarnock ice rink at galleon centre
Kilmarnock Ice Rink Temperature

Kilmarnock Ice Rink Seating

Kilmarnock Ice Rink seating runs two deep along the rinkside. This means you are close to the action and close to the ice (so wrap up warm)! The seats aren’t raised much, so your views of the rink corners can be restricted.

8 Best Ice Rink Activities To Do At Kilmarnock Ice Rink

Watching an ice hockey game is just one of many things to do at Kilmarnock Ice Rink. There is a wide range of ice rink activities on offer, including:

  • Public ice skating sessions
  • Ice skating lessons
  • Ice hockey lessons
  • Join a recreational ice hockey team.
  • Ice dancing or figure skating
  • Ice skating birthday parties
  • Learn to curl and join a curling team.
  • Wheelchair ice skating / disabled ice skating